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1039 Summit Ave
Oconomowoc, WI 53066

United States

262-567-0106; infoBooksco.com

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Upcoming events

Sep
17
PRADAS BOOK GROUP (Wednesday, September 17 at 6:30pm)
PRADAS (A Group for Adults Reading Teen Novels) Open to the Community Wednesday, September 17, 2014 6:30-7:30 p.m. Books & Company Lisa N. will lead a discussion on Shelter by Harlan Coben. (October 15~ Forgive Me Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick) Mickey Bolitar's year can't get much worse. After witnessing his father's death and sending his mom to rehab, he's forced to live with his estranged uncle Myron and switch high schools. Fortunately, he's met a great girl, Ashley, and it seems like things might finally be improving. But then Ashley vanishes. Mickey follows Ashley's trail into a seedy underworld that reveals that Ashley isn't who she claimed to be. And neither was Mickey's father. Soon Mickey learns about a conspiracy so shocking that it leaves him questioning everything about the life he thought he knew.

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Sep
18
AFTERNOON BOOK GROUP (Thursday, September 18 at 1pm)
Afternoon Book Group Open to the Community Thursday, September 18, 2014 1:00-2:00 p.m. Books & Company Ken will be leading a discussion on The Bohemian Flats by Mary Relindes Ellis (October 16~Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger ) Shell shock, lands Raimund Kaufmann in a London hospital, a victim of the war but also of his own efforts to get out of Germany and build a new life in America. While his recovery eludes him, his memory returns us to to the Flats, a milling community on the Mississippi River, where Raimund and his brother Albert have sought respite from the oppressive hand of their older brother, now the master of the family farm and brewery. In Minnesota the brothers confront different forms of prejudice, but they also find a chance to remake their lives according to their own principles and wishes--until the war makes their German roots inescapable.

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Sep
18
GREGORY SHERL (Thursday, September 18 at 7pm)
Gregory Sherl

Gregory Sherl author of The Future for Curious People

Author Talk & Book Signing

Thursday, September 18, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.

Books & Company

Sherl has created a world just to the side of our own, where you can go to an envisionist’s office—kind of like a dentist’s office—type someone’s name onto a keyboard, and see a film of your future with them ten or fifteen years down the road (with some commercial interruptions, of course). The Future for Curious People follows a young librarian named Evelyn who is obsessed with knowing her future, and fears that she will waste her time on somebody who will not make her happy. She is a constant visitor to Dr. Chin’s office who, along with being an envisionist, is also a doctor, accountant, and holds a PhD in something unknown.

Godfrey has no interest in seeing the future until his fiancé Madge insists that it’s the next step in their relationship. He’s happy with his simple life working for the Office of Unclaimed Goods and being with Madge, but Godfrey eventually agrees to her request, not knowing that this decision will completely change his life. Godfrey and Evelyn accidentally meet in Dr. Chin’s office and then a strange thing happens: they keep turning up in each other’s futures. Is this a sign that they are meant to end up together or is it simply a malfunction in the system?

In this brilliant and heartwarming debut novel, Gregory Sherl explores the dilemma of whether love is about knowing happiness is at the end, or if it is about taking a leap of faith.

Gregory Sherl, is the author of three collections of poetry, including The Oregon Trail Is the Oregon Trail, shortlisted for the Believer magazine’s 2012 poetry award. He currently lives in Oxford, Mississippi. Find him at www.gregorysherl.net.

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Sep
19
GAME NIGHT FOR GIFTED KIDS AND THEIR PARENTS (Friday, September 19 at 6:30pm)
GAME NIGHT FOR GIFTED KIDS AND THEIR PARENTS

An interactive free event for kids ages 8 yrs+ Community Event Game Night topic: GOT GAS? Friday, September 19, 2014 Books & Company Jerry Hoefs will present Got Gas? A study of carbon dioxide.

Contact Janet Foust 262.569.9443 or cell:920.248.9409 to RSVP or with questions

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Sep
22
LITERACY COUNCIL OF GREATER WAUKESHA TUTOR INFORMATIONAL MEETING (Monday, September 22 at 5:30pm)
Literacy Council of Greater Waukesha

Help the Literacy Council of Greater Waukesha (LCGW) reach 90 tutors in 90 days! LCGW prospective tutor informational meeting Monday, September 22, 2014, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Books & Company Volunteers are needed to tutor students in reading, writing, math and English speaking. The public is invited to attend! For more information on becoming a volunteer tutor, please contact the Literacy Council office at (262) 547-7323 or visit the LCGW website at www.waukeshaliteracy.org.

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Sep
23
STUART GIBBS & WILLIAM ALEXANDER (Tuesday, September 23 at 6:30pm)
Stuart Gibbs & William Alexander Stuart Gibbs, author of Space Case William Alexander, author of Ambassador Book Release Party, Author Talk, and Book Signing Tuesday, September 23 at 6:30p.m. Oconomowoc Public Library School visits during the day Ambassador: Gabe Fuentes is reading one summer night when he is interrupted by a creature who looks like a purple sock puppet. The sock puppet introduces himself as the Envoy and asks if Gabe wants to be Earth’s Ambassador to the galaxy. What sane eleven-year-old could refuse? Some ingenious tinkering with the washing machine sends Gabe out to the center of the galaxy. There he finds that Earth is in the path of a destructive alien force—and Gabe himself is the target of an assassination plot. Back home, Gabe discovers that his undocumented parents are in danger of being deported. Can Gabe survive long enough to solve two sets of “alien” problems? He runs for his life, through Minneapolis and outer space, in this fast-paced adventure from a National Book Award–winning author. Space Case: Like his fellow lunarnauts—otherwise known as Moonies—living on Moon Base Alpha, twelve-year-old Dashiell Gibson is famous the world over for being one of the first humans to live on the moon. And he’s bored out of his mind. Kids aren’t allowed on the lunar surface, meaning they’re trapped inside the tiny moon base with next to nothing to occupy their time. Then Moon Base Alpha’s top scientist turns up dead. Dash senses there’s foul play afoot, but no one believes him. But Dr. Holtz was on the verge of an important new discovery, Dash finds out, and it’s a secret that could change everything for the Moonies—a secret someone just might kill to keep... William Alexander won the National Book Award for his debut novel, Goblin Secrets, and won the Earphones Award for his narration of the audiobook. His other novels include Ghoulish Song and Ambassador. William studied theater and folklore at Oberlin College, English at the University of Vermont, and creative writing at the Clarion workshop. He teaches in the Vermont College of Fine Arts MFA program in Writing for Children and Young Adults. Visit him online at WillAlex.net and GoblinSecrets.com, and on Twitter via @williealex. Stu Gibbs is the author of Belly up, Poached, Spy School, Spy Camp, Evil Spy School, and Space Case. He has also written the screenplays for movies like See Spot Run and Repli-Kate, worked on a whole bunch of animated films, developed TV shows for Nickelodeon, Disney Channel, ABC, and Fox, and researched capybaras (the world’s largest rodents.). He lives with his wife and children in Los Angeles.

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Sep
23
Emily St. John Mandel (Tuesday, September 23 at 7pm)
Emily St. John Mandel (added from Random House)
Sep
24
MYSTERY BOOK GROUP (Wednesday, September 24 at 7pm)
Mystery Book Group Open to the Community Wednesday, September 24, 2014 7:00-8:00 p.m. Books & Company Beth will be leading a discussion on Pericles Commission by Gary Corby. (October 22 - Norwegian by Night - Derek B. Miller) Nicolaos walks the mean streets of Classical Athens as an agent for the promising young politician Pericles. His mission is to find the assassin of the statesman Ephialtes, the man who brought democracy to Athens and whose murder has thrown the city into uproar. It's a job not made any easier by the increasing number of dead witnesses. But murder and mayhem don't bother Nico; what's really on his mind is how to get closer (much closer) to Diotima, the intelligent and annoyingly virgin priestess of Artemis, and how to shake off his irritating twelve-year-old brother Socrates.

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Sep
30
KNITTERS NIGHT (Tuesday, September 30 at 7pm)
Knitters Night Open to the Community Tuesday, September 30, 2014 from 7:00 p.m- 8:00p.m. Join a wonderful and lively group of knitters, spinners, and crocheters for an evening of knitting, chatting, and sharing ideas.

Location: Street: 1039 Summit Ave City: Oconomowoc, Province: Wisconsin Postal Code: 53066-4457 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Oct
3
PAJAMA TIME! STORY HOUR (Friday, October 3 at 6:30pm)
Pajama Time Story Hour

PAJAMA TIME! STORY HOUR

SCARY STORIES!

Friday, October 3, 2014, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Join Miss Lisa N. as she shares some spooky tales! We'll be making our own scary spider snack and our own eerie crafts to take home and enjoy!

Miss Lisa N. will be reading Creepy Carrots by Aaron Reynolds & Peter Brown, Ready, Steady, Ghost! By Elizabeth Baguley & Marion Lindsay, The Monsterator by Keith Graves & The Monsters' Monster by Patrick McDonnell.

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Oct
8
MARTHA BERGLAND & PAUL G. HAYES (Wednesday, October 8 at 6pm)
Martha Bergland & Paul G Hayes Martha Bergland & Paul G Hayes authors of Studying Wisconsin: The Life of Increase Lapham, early chronicler of plants, rocks, rivers, mounds and all things Wisconsin Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at 6:00p.m. Author Talk & Book Signing Sponsored by the Alice Baker Library 820 E. Main Street Eagle, WI Books & Company will be on site to sell books at this event In this long overdue tribute to Wisconsin's first scientist, authors Martha Bergland and Paul G. Hayes explore the remarkable life and achievements of Increase Lapham (1811-1875). Lapham's ability to observe, understand, and meticulously catalog the natural world marked all of his work, from his days as a teenage surveyor on the Erie Canal to his last great contribution as state geologist. Self-taught, Lapham mastered botany, geology, archaeology, limnology, mineralogy, engineering, meteorology, and cartography. A prolific writer, his 1844 guide to the territory was the first book published in Wisconsin. Asked late in life which field of science was his specialty, he replied simply, "I am Studying Wisconsin." Lapham identified and preserved thousands of botanical specimens. He surveyed and mapped Wisconsin's effigy mounds. He was a force behind the creation of the National Weather Service, lobbying for a storm warning system to protect Great Lakes sailors. Told in compelling detail through Lapham's letters, journals, books, and articles, Studying Wisconsin chronicles the life and times of Wisconsin's pioneer citizen-scientist. http://www.alicebaker.lib.wi.us/?attachment_id=2652 Martha Bergland: After her retirement from teaching English at Milwaukee Area Technical College, Martha Bergland took a break to write an article on Lapham for Milwaukee Magazine. This break became five years of studying Increase Lapham. She has written two novels, A Farm Under a Lake and Idle Curiosity, both published by Graywolf, and is the recipient of a Pushcart Prize. She lives in Glendale, Wisconsin. Paul G. Hayes: During 33 years at The Milwaukee Journal, science reporter Paul G. Hayes often relied on the work of Increase Lapham, whose home had been three blocks north of the newspaper office. After retiring in 1995, Hayes continued to write, often referring to Lapham and his contributions. This biography is a fitting finale to a fifty-year acquaintance. Paul and his wife live in Cedarburg, Wisconsin, where they raised two sons.

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Oct
8
KEVIN MIYAZAKI (Wednesday, October 8 at 7pm)
Kevin Miyazaki Kevin Miyazaki author of Perimeter: A Contemporary Portrait of Lake Michigan Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. Author Talk & Book Signing Books & Company PERIMETER: A CONTEMPORARY PORTRAIT OF LAKE MICHIGAN –Commissioned by the Haggerty Museum of Art at Marquette University to create an artwork reflecting on the importance of freshwater, Milwaukee-based photographer Kevin J. Miyazaki embarked on a two-week, 1,800-mile drive around Lake Michigan. He traveled its perimeter, through Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, and Michigan, to produce what he calls "a contemporary portrait of Lake Michigan." Miyazaki set up his portable studio on beaches, in parks, on boat docks, and in backyards, photographing those he met along the way. From residents, environmental scientists, and artists to a Native American water rights advocate, surfers, and commercial fishermen, Lake Michigan holds a powerful place in the life of each. Many shared their thoughts with him on why this body of water is important to all. Miyazaki also photographed the water as he went, creating waterscapes of the ever-changing lake affected by weather and time. "A wonderfully perceptive interrogation of landscape, portraiture, cartography, and place." -Mary Louise Schumacher, art and architecture critic, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Kevin J. Miyazaki is a Milwaukee-based editorial and fine art photographer. His work has appeared in such publications as Martha Stewart Living, Travel + Leisure, Midwest Living, and The New York Times Magazine. His series Camp Home, in which he documents the reuse of Japanese internment camp barracks from World War II, has been exhibited at the Photo Center NW and SOIL Gallery in Seattle, the RayKo Photo Center in San Francisco, the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, and the James Watrous Gallery in Madison. Miyazaki’s work can be seen at kevinmiyazaki.com.

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Oct
9
REED FARREL COLEMAN (Thursday, October 9 at 1pm)
Reed Farrel Coleman Reed Farrel Coleman author of Robert B. Parker's Blind Spot: A Jesse Stone Novel Author Talk and Signing at Pewaukee Public Library Thursday, October 9 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm The reading is free and open to the public. Please register to attend the reading by calling (262) 691-5670, ext. 25 or email pwlib@pewaukee.lib.wi.us. *Ticketed Reception at 5:30 *Ticketed Dinner Event at 7:00 Jake's Restaurant limited to first 10 to RSVP 21445 Gumina Road, Pewaukee (See Reception event on www.booksco.com calendar for more details) Books available for sale at Reception event or in advance at www.booksco.com It’s been a long time since Jesse Stone left L.A., and still longer since the tragic injury that ruined his chances for a major league baseball career. When Jesse is invited to a reunion of his old Triple-A team at a hip New York city hotel, he is forced to grapple with his memories and regrets over what might have been. Jesse left more behind him than unresolved feelings about the play that ended his baseball career. The darkly sensuous Kayla, his former girlfriend and current wife of an old teammate is there in New York, too. As is Kayla’s friend, Dee, an otherworldly beauty with secret regrets of her own. But Jesse’s time at the reunion is cut short when, in Paradise, a young woman is found murdered and her boyfriend, a son of one of the town’s most prominent families, is missing and presumed kidnapped. Though seemingly coincidental, there is a connection between the reunion and the crimes back in Paradise. As Jesse, Molly, and Suit hunt for the killer and for the missing son, it becomes clear that one of Jesse’s old teammates is intimately involved in the crimes. That there are deadly forces working below the surface and just beyond the edge of their vision. Sometimes, that’s where the danger comes from, and where real evil lurks. Not out in the light—but in your Blind Spot. Robert B. Parker was the author of seventy books. He died in January 2010. Reed Farrel Coleman, called “a hard-boiled poet” by NPR’s Maureen Corrigan, is the Edgar-nominated author of eighteen novels and three novellas, including the critically acclaimed Moe Prager series. A three-time winner of the Shamus Award, he has also won the Anthony, Macavity, Barry and Audie awards. He teaches writing at Hofstra University and is a founding member of MWA University. He lives with his family on Long Island.

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Oct
9
REED FARREL COLEMAN RECEPTION & DINNER (Thursday, October 9 at 5:30pm)
Reed Farrel Coleman Reed Farrel Coleman author of Robert B. Parker's Blind Spot: A Jesse Stone Novel Thursday, October 9, 2014 Ticketed Reception & Book signing 5:30 p.m.-6:45 p.m.* Ticketed Dinner with author 7:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m. Sponsored by Pewaukee Public Library Jake's Restaurant 21445 Gumina Road, Pewaukee

Advanced Tickets Only $50 Reception & Book Signing $135 Dinner * Dinner tickets limited to the first 10 to RSVP - Dinner ticket includes reception and a copy of Blind Spot Advanced books sales at www.booksco.com Author talk at the Pewaukee Public Library 1:00 pm October 9, 2014 (free & open to the public) 210 Main St, Village of Pewaukee Reservations recommended

It’s been a long time since Jesse Stone left L.A., and still longer since the tragic injury that ruined his chances for a major league baseball career. When Jesse is invited to a reunion of his old Triple-A team at a hip New York city hotel, he is forced to grapple with his memories and regrets over what might have been.

Jesse left more behind him than unresolved feelings about the play that ended his baseball career. The darkly sensuous Kayla, his former girlfriend and current wife of an old teammate is there in New York, too. As is Kayla’s friend, Dee, an otherworldly beauty with secret regrets of her own. But Jesse’s time at the reunion is cut short when, in Paradise, a young woman is found murdered and her boyfriend, a son of one of the town’s most prominent families, is missing and presumed kidnapped.

Though seemingly coincidental, there is a connection between the reunion and the crimes back in Paradise. As Jesse, Molly, and Suit hunt for the killer and for the missing son, it becomes clear that one of Jesse’s old teammates is intimately involved in the crimes. That there are deadly forces working below the surface and just beyond the edge of their vision. Sometimes, that’s where the danger comes from, and where real evil lurks. Not out in the light—but in your Blind Spot.

Robert B. Parker was the author of seventy books. He died in January 2010.

Reed Farrel Coleman, called “a hard-boiled poet” by NPR’s Maureen Corrigan, is the Edgar-nominated author of eighteen novels and three novellas, including the critically acclaimed Moe Prager series. A three-time winner of the Shamus Award, he has also won the Anthony, Macavity, Barry and Audie awards. He teaches writing at Hofstra University and is a founding member of MWA University. He lives with his family on Long Island.

BENEFITING

Pewaukee Public Library Foundation Honoring the Helen (Bobbie) Brook Memorial Mystery Collection

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Oct
14
KNITTERS NIGHT (Tuesday, October 14 at 7pm)
Knitters Night Open to the Community Tuesday, October 14, 2014 from 7:00 p.m- 8:00p.m. Join a wonderful and lively group of knitters, spinners, and crocheters for an evening of knitting, chatting, and sharing ideas.

Location: Street: 1039 Summit Ave City: Oconomowoc, Province: Wisconsin Postal Code: 53066-4457 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Oct
15
PRADAS BOOK GROUP (Wednesday, October 15 at 6:30pm)
PRADAS (A Group for Adults Reading Teen Novels) Open to the Community Wednesday, October 15, 2014 6:30-7:30 p.m. Books & Company Lisa N. will lead a discussion on Forgive Me Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick (November 19~Me Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews) Today is Leonard Peacock's birthday. It is also the day he will kill his former best friend, and then himself, with his grandfather's P-38 pistol. Maybe one day he'll believe that being different is okay, important even. But not today. The New York Times bestselling author of The Silver Linings Playbook, Matthew Quick, brings an unflinching eye to the impossible choices we deal with everyday-and the light in us all that never goes out.

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Oct
15
LORNA LANDVIK (Wednesday, October 15 at 7pm)
Lorna Landvik

Lorna Landvik author of Best to Laugh and Mayor of the Universe

Author Talk & Book Signing

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.

Books & Company

Best to Laugh: No one steps up to life’s banquet, holds out her tray, and orders, “Grief, please!” But as a child, Candy Pekkala was served a heaping helping of it. Every buffet line has a dessert section, however, and when a cousin calls with a Hollywood apartment to sublet, it seems as though Candy is finally offered something sweet. It’s good-bye to Minnesota and hello to California, where a girl who has always lived by her wits has a real chance of making a living with them. With that, the irrepressible Lorna Landvik launches her latest irresistible character onto the world stage—or at least onto the dimly lit small stage where stand-up comedy gets its start.

Written with the light touch and quiet wisdom that have made her works so popular, this is classic Lorna Landvik—sometimes so funny, you’ll cry; sometimes so sad, you might as well laugh; and always impossible to put down.

Mayor of the Universe: A mild-mannered actuary, Fletcher Weschel lives at the crossroads of Bland and Humdrum—or so he thinks, until a cosmic contest catapults him into the fantasy world he made up as a boy. Suddenly his childhood bedroom is aswarm with aliens, all bent on discovering the human who best personifies their mission—in this case, the deeply serious pursuit of fun.

But even fantasies can have consequences, and as Fletcher struggles through them, he is cheered and assisted by Wanda Plum, a plucky second-grade teacher who helps him realize what his ultimate role really is on this highly mysterious, infinitely marvelous pale-blue dot in a vast universe. Though its cast includes aliens, this charmed and charming book is quintessential Lorna Landvik—less about outer space than about the crowded, complex inner space of the human heart.

Lorna Landvik is the best-selling author of many novels including Patty Jane’s House of Curl, Angry Housewives Eating Bon-Bons, Oh My Stars, Mayor of the Universe most recently, Best to Laugh (Minnesota, 2014). She has performed stand-up and improvisational comedy around the country and is also a public speaker, playwright, and actor, most recently seen in an all-improvised, one-woman show Party in the Rec Room.

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Oct
16
AFTERNOON BOOK GROUP (Thursday, October 16 at 1pm)
Afternoon Book Group AFTERNOON BOOK GROUP Open to the Community Thursday, October 16 , 2014 1:00-2:00 p.m. Books & Company

Ken will be leading a discussion on Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger (November~ Secrets of Codebreakers by Sinclair McKay) New Bremen, Minnesota, 1961. The Twins were playing their debut season, ice-cold root beers were selling out at the soda counter of Halderson's Drugstore, and Hot Stuff comic books were a mainstay. It was a time of innocence and hope for a country with a new, young president. But for thirteen-year-old Frank Drum it was a grim summer in which death visited frequently and assumed many forms.

Frank begins the season preoccupied with the concerns of any teenage boy, but when tragedy unexpectedly strikes his family he finds himself thrust into an adult world full of secrets, lies, adultery, and betrayal, suddenly called upon to demonstrate a maturity and gumption beyond his years.

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Oct
16
JESSICA DAY GEORGE (Thursday, October 16 at 6:30pm)
Jessica Day George author of Thursdays with the Crown Author Talk & Book Signing Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 6:30p.m. Delafield Public Library 500 Genesee St, Delafield, WI 53018 The beloved moving castle and its young, royal inhabitants return in Thursdays with the Crown, the third book in Jessica Day George’s bestselling series! Castle Glower has been acting very weird, so it’s no surprise when two towers transport Celie and her siblings to an unknown land. When they realize that no one from home is coming to get them, the kids – along with Celie’s pet griffin Rufus – set off through the immense forest to figure out where they are and what’s happened to their beloved Castle. Instead, they discover an entire lost people, the oldest inhabitants of Castle Glower. And it seems they may know even more of the Castle’s secrets than Celie. But do they know how to get her and her band back home? This modern fairy tale with a classic feeling—with shades of Hogwarts’s “Room of Requirement”—is sure to delight readers of all ages. Readers who’ve been enchanted by the Castle’s moving walls will be delighted to learn the Castle’s rich and magical history. Jessica Day George is the author of Tuesdays at the Castle and New York Times bestseller Wednesdays in the Tower, as well as the Twelve Dancing Princesses series and Dragon Slippers series. Originally from Idaho, she studied at Brigham Young University and has been a movie store clerk, a bookseller, and a school office lady before becoming a writer. Jessica lives in Salt Lake City, Utah, with her husband, their three young children, and a five-pound Maltese named Pippin who often makes cameo appearances in her books. Visit her website at www.jessicadaygeorge.com

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Oct
16
JF RIORDAN (Thursday, October 16 at 7pm)
JF Riordan JF Riordan author of North of the Tension Line Author talk & Book Signing Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. Books & Company Fiona Campbell is a newcomer to tiny Ephraim, Wisconsin. Populated with artists and summer tourists, Ephraim has just enough going on to satisfy Fiona’s city tastes, but she is fascinated and repelled by what lies at the furthest tip of the Door County peninsula: Washington Island, a place utterly removed from the hubbub of modern life. North of the Tension Line is the first in a series following Fiona, a fierce female protagonist, and an accompanying cast of eccentric characters. At turns comic, romantic, and thought provoking, this book is part compelling romance and part-comedy-of-manners—evocative of the work of Alexander McCall Smith, Jan Karon, Miss Read, and Jane Austen. Adults and young adults alike will enjoy Fiona’s foray into the vicious politics of small town life, her encounters with a ruthless neighbor and the captain of a haunted ferry, and her eventual discovery of the peculiar spiritual renewal of life as it is North of the Tension Line. J. F. Riordan was born in New Jersey and moved first to Michigan, then Wisconsin as a child. At sixteen, after two years of high school, she went to the University of New Mexico to study voice and ultimately became a professional singer. After years of travel, she returned to the Midwest, finished her college degree, and became certified to teach high school English. She taught for three years in the inner city before taking a position as a program officer for a foundation. She lives in exile from Washington Island with her husband and two dogs. North of the Tension Line is her first novel.

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Oct
18
AMERICAN GIRL FASHION SHOW (Saturday, October 18 at 00am)
American Girl Fashion Show American Girl Fashion Show Benefiting the Neurosciences Department of Children's Hospital of Wisconsin Saturday, October 18, 2014 Three ticketed * shows to choose from at 10:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. & 4:00 p.m. The Hyatt Regency 333 W. Kilburn Ave, Downtown Milwaukee Recommended for Children 6 & up. *Individual Tickets: starting at $35 per person Sponsorship Table packages are available starting at $1500. Ad Sponsors are available starting at $250. The American Girl Fashion Show is a fun-filled event for girls and their families, friends and their favorite dolls! Celebrate the experience of being a girl, whether yesterday or today, through a colorful presentation of historical and contemporary fashions. Enjoy elegant refreshments, enter to win door prizes, and learn how clothing has changed over the years to reflect history, culture and girls' individual styles. Books & Company will be selling books on site during this event. The PNUTFund (Pediatic Neurosciences Unite Together) goal is to give a "helping hand to the hands that help our children" for new equipment and technology for the Neurosciences department and to raise awareness of pediatric neuroscience disorders at this exciting and innovative event. For more information visit: www.PNUTFund.org or contact Event Chair Colleen McGlocklin (414) 202-8118

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Oct
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MYSTERY BOOK GROUP (Wednesday, October 22 at 7pm)
Mystery Book Group Open to the Community Wednesday,October 22, 2014 7:00-8:00 p.m. Books & Company Beth will be leading a discussion on Norwegian by night by Derek B. Miller (November 19~ Reconstructing Amelia - Kimberly McCreight ) Sheldon Horowitz--widowed, impatient, impertinent--has grudgingly agreed to leave New York and move in with his granddaughter, Rhea, and her new husband, Lars, in Norway--a country of blue and ice with one thousand Jews, not one of them a former Marine sniper in the Korean War turned watch repairman. Not until now, anyway. Home alone one morning, Sheldon witnesses a dispute between the woman who lives upstairs and an aggressive stranger. When events turn dire, Sheldon seizes and shields the neighbor's young son from the violence, and they flee the scene. As Sheldon and the boy look for a safe haven in an alien world, past and present weave together, forcing them ever forward to a wrenching moment of truth.

Location: Street: 1039 Summit Ave City: Oconomowoc, Province: Wisconsin Postal Code: 53066-4457 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Oct
23
DANIEL GREGO & MARGARET SWEDISH (Thursday, October 23 at 7pm)
Dan Grego & Margaret Swedish

Poetry Reading

Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.

Books & Company

Daniel Grego will be reading from his new book The Gate of Heaven Is Everywhere: New & Selected Poems. Margaret Swedish will be reading selections from her works.

Daniel Grego is the Executive Director of TransCenter for Youth, Inc., a nonprofit agency that operates small, innovative high schools in Milwaukee. He is the author of several books of poetry and essays. His poems and essays have appeared in numerous periodicals and anthologies including Gathering Place of the Waters: Thirty Milwaukee Poets, Everywhere All the Time, Life Learning, You Are Still Being Lied To, Stay Solid: A Radical Handbook for Youth, and A whole which is greater: Why the Wisconsin “Uprising” Failed. He and his wife, Debra Loewen, the founder and Artistic Director of Wild Space Dance Company, live on fifty-five acres along the Rock River in Dodge County, Wisconsin.

Location: Street: 1039 Summit Ave City: Oconomowoc, Province: Wisconsin Postal Code: 53066-4457 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Oct
25
JOHN HILDEBRAND (Saturday, October 25 at 2pm)
John Hildebrand John Hildebrand author of The Heart of Things: A Midwestern Almanac Author Talk & Book Signing Saturday, October 25, 2014 2:00 p.m. Books & Company "I've never believed that living in one place means being one thing all the time, condemned like Minnie Pearl to wear the same hat for every performance. Life is more complicated than that." ~John Hildebrand In his remarkable book of days, The Heart of Things: A Midwestern Almanac, author John Hildebrand reports the drama and humor of ordinary life events - from church suppers to garden compost and from Friday night football games to roadside memorials - in a collection that both shares the countryside perspective on life and defines the Midwestern sense of place. In his first book with the Wisconsin Historical Society Press, the former Wisconsin Trails magazine columnist charts his home, town, and neighbors through changing months and common experiences. Intertwining seasons bring surprises and challenges, but they consist of the things that matter most in Hildebrand's opinion of Midwest life: weather, animals, family, and home. John Hildebrand is a professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. He is the author of Reading the River: A Voyage Down the Yukon, Mapping the Farm: A Family Chronicle, and A Northern Front: New & Selected Essays, and his articles and essays have appeared in Harper's magazine, Audubon, Sports Illustrated, Outside, The Best American Sports Writing-1999, and The Missouri Review. He has been awarded a Minnesota Book Award, Banta Award from the Wisconsin Library Association, Bush Fellowship, Wisconsin Arts Board Fellowship, and a Friends of American Libraries Award.

Location: Street: 1039 Summit Ave City: Oconomowoc, Province: Wisconsin Postal Code: 53066-4457 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Oct
28
KNITTERS NIGHT (Tuesday, October 28 at 7pm)
Knitters Night Open to the Community Tuesday, October 28, 2014 from 7:00 p.m- 8:00p.m. Join a wonderful and lively group of knitters, spinners, and crocheters for an evening of knitting, chatting, and sharing ideas.

Location: Street: 1039 Summit Ave City: Oconomowoc, Province: Wisconsin Postal Code: 53066-4457 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)

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